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Epidemiology alumna Mary V. Díaz Santana
November 28, 2022

Epidemiology alumna Mary V. Díaz Santana '18PhD is making her mark on women's lives as an Independent Research Scholar at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. After getting her start in the NIH Intramural Research Training Award program, she now leads her own research group focusing on breast cancer risk prediction among Hispanic women. We had the opportunity to sit down with Mary and discuss her work.

November 25, 2022

SPHHS researchers including Lisa Chasan-Taber and Nicholas Reich (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), Richard Peltier (Environmental Health Sciences), Chanup Jeung, Laura Attanasio and Kimberley Geissler (Health Promotion and Policy) and Amanda Paluch (Kinesiology) comment in multiple news stories women's health during and after pregnancy; infectious disease forecasting; hazardous waste; and steps per day for optimal health.

UMass Amherst Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology Susan Hankinson
November 10, 2022

Distinguished Professor of Epidemiology Susan E. Hankinson has been named No. 28 in Research.com’s 2022 ranking of Top 1000 Female Scientists in the World. Hankinson is also listed as No. 19 in the United States.

University of Massachusetts Amherst Professor of Epidemiology Lisa Chasan-Taber
November 1, 2022

Professor and chair of biostatistics and epidemiology Lisa Chasan-Taber has been awarded a five-year, $2.1 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue research that aims to understand how physical and mental health during pregnancy can help predict cardiovascular and mental health disorders in middle age.

October 21, 2022

SPHHS researchers including Andrew Lover and Rachel Volberg (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), a Communication Disorders collaboration with ServiceNet and Springfield College, and Wouter Hoogkamer and Amanda Paluch (Kinesiology) comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus; problem gambling; rehabilitative care; marathon running and steps per day for optimal health.

ADVANCE faculty program logo
September 27, 2022

Five SPHHS faculty members – Sara Mamo (Communication Disorders), Liz Evans (Community Health Education), Katherine Reeves (Epidemiology), Katie Potter (Kinesiology), and Zhenhua Liu (Nutrition) – are among the 44 UMass Amherst faculty selected to the 2022-2023 cohort of ADVANCE Faculty Fellows.

September 23, 2022

SPHHS researchers including Andrew Lover and Rachel Volberg (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), Jacquie Kurland (Communication Disorders), and Gloria DiFulvio (Health Promotion and Policy) and Public Health Sciences major Hellen Muma comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and monkeypox; problem gambling; stroke and aphasia; and the public health course "The Epidemic of Loneliness."

Collage of BIO-EPI faculty, staff, students and alumni images
September 16, 2022

The University of Massachusetts Amherst’s Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology celebrated 50 years as a program with an anniversary celebration on September 24, 2022.

University of Massachusetts Epidemiology faculty Rachel Volberg
September 12, 2022

Legal sports betting in Massachusetts is projected to have “far less impact economically” than the state’s two other legal types of gambling – casinos and the lottery, according to a study led by Rachel Volberg, principal investigator for the Social and Economic Impacts of Gambling in Massachusetts (SEIGMA) project.

August 24, 2022

SPHHS researchers including Andrew Lover, Nicholas Reich, and Rachel Volberg (Biostatistics and Epidemiology), Jacquie Kurland (Communication Disorders), Alicia Timme-Laragy and Laura Vandenberg (Environmental Health Sciences), Elizabeth Evans (Health Promotion and Policy), and Stuart Chipkin, Wouter Hoogkamer, Amanda Paluch, and the UMass Amherst Biomechanics Lab (Kinesiology) comment in multiple news stories about the potential impact and spread of the coronavirus and monkeypox; problem gambling; stroke and aphasia; PFAS and other environmental contaminants; opioid treatment and interventions; gun violence; endurance running; walking and fitness; and running shoe design.

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